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Accident: 202544367 - Employee Suffers Burns While Lighting Oxy-Acetylene Torch

Accident: 202544367 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/19/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486228505/14/20124911La City Water & Power
On April 19, 2012, Employee #1, of L.A. City Water & Power, was cutting the rebar that was protruding from the box (form). He was using a striker to try to light an oxyacetylene torch (Victor torch 1-1-10, 31633339, Model CA2460, Model 315FC) when there was a flashback. Employee #1 received second degree burns on his nose and both hands except his right index and right middle fingers, which received third degree burns. He also sustained third degree burns on both forearms. Employer #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, finger, forearm, torch, flashback, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314862285 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters

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